Owner Free File System takes aim at copyright

The OFF System is a peer-to-peer file sharing service that attempts to jump through a tiny wormhole in copyright law and escape into a parallel universe where everything is available to everyone. The ideas behind the OFF System were originally expressed in a more formal paper that outlined how copyright does not extend to random numbers. Thus, to get around copyright restrictions, the OFF System cuts up files into tiny chunks (128 kilobytes each) and then encrypts these chunks by using an XOR (exclusive OR) boolean operation with two sets of random numbers.

Read this article from Ars Technica

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